Pan seared lamb chops with mint

Today Caedmon had his 18 month check up. He is growing well at 29 pounds and 36 inches, putting him in the 95th percentile! When he had 4 shots and let out just a whimper, I was beaming with pride. The doctor mentioned that other children scream and cry so much during their checkups that when it comes time for the shots he doesn’t feel too bad because they’re already crying. Caed’s temperament is so laid back, he felt bad making him upset. With hardly any tears, he did better than I would have. I do believe his diet plays a small roll in his exceptional behavior. I believe that his body is balanced and that helps him stay focused and calm. It has been noted that “Artificial colours or a sodium benzoate preservative (or both) in the diet result in increased hyperactivity in 3-year-old and 8/9-year-old children in the general population.” [1]

So, here’s an easy weeknight dinner that you can have ready in minutes. Enjoy!

Get these things ready:

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil + a drizzle for the pan
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 Tbsp fresh mint leaves
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 4 lamb chops

And then you:

  1. Drizzle some olive oil in your pan and set over medium heat, let it get hot.
  2. Meanwhile, mix together the first four ingredients in a small bowl.


3. Rub the marinade evenly over each side of each lamb chop.

4. Place the lamb chops into your hot pan.


5. Allow to cook for 3 minutes on each side for medium rare.




1. McCann, D. et. al. Food additives and hyperactive behaviour in 3-year-old and 8/9-year-old children in the community: a randomised, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial. The Lancet2007.


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